Hi there, long time lurker on this forum so I thought it was about time I contributed and showed what I have learned from this place.
For years I have messed around with various Heath-Robinsonestheqe set ups mainly trying different methods of watching content from a PC on a TV. My efforts were along the lines of trailing 10 meters of s-video, audio cable and CAT-5 cable from various rooms around the house,...much to the annoyance of Mrs peterjung......anyway....in August of 2010 we moved to a new apartment and I finally had my chance to start from scratch and build a proper system. The apartment move finally allowed me to persuade my wife to agree to buying a nice new modern TV.....little did she know that "TV" actually meant a little more...anyway, since then I have been gradually refining things and adding things here and there and now I am really happy with my current setup. When I embarked on this project, although I am up to speed on computers and all things internet I really knew pretty much zero about home AV so the AVS forums have been invaluable in helping me build this system..so thanks to all who unknowingly helped me out with their knowledge. Anyway, with the New Year I thought I would finally post my progress on here...here goes...
Samsung UN55C8000XF 3D LED TV
Dasan H955K QooK IPTV Set-Top Box
Samsung HT-C6950W 3D Bluray Player & 7.1 Home Theatre A/V Receiver
HTPC - Self built based on Origen AE S10V Case & Intel D545ID Motherboard c/w integrated HDMI with 7.1 audio, 2 x Samsung 500Gb SATA HDD, Panasonic UJ-875A ODD.
Sony PS3 Slim 120Gb
Nintendo Wii - Black PAL
Com World CMD1500 PAL-NTSC Converter
Sony HDR-SR10 HD Camcorder
Samsung SWA-5000 Wireless Receiver Module
Gefen HDMI EDID Detective Plus EXT-HDMI-EDIDP
HDX-501E HDMI Switch
ZIO ESB553SW Ethernet Switch
MIC AT201-803D IP Telephone Base Station
MIC APT AT201-803B IP Telephone Charge Station
Here is what it looks like:
and here is how it all goes together:
...here is the ethernet side of things....
..couple more pictures...
This one actually shows my old Humax TS110 IPTV Set-top box...however KT very kindly delivered the new Dasan H955K QooK IPTV Set-Top Box just the other day....didn't get around to taking a picture of the new box yet....
I am not a real audiophile so I don't go for specialist high price speaker setups...the Samsung 7.1 sounds just great to me. All of all of the above the Wii by far gets the most use as I have two young boys..after that then the HTPC is the best thing ever...it gets used for everything....music, movies, online TV, BBC iPlayer etc., Spotify, games, study for the kids..the HTPC is something I am really quite proud of as it is the first PC I ever built myself and it works so sweet and runs very quiet and cool....
so..this is where I am.... so far.....